Medical University of Gdańsk
Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny
The Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) is the largest medical university in northern Poland, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with an old town and beautiful sandy beaches. The MUG educates over 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at 4 Faculties: Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology.
Thanks to the funds provided to the MUG by the Foundation for Polish Science as part of the International Research Agenda programme (Międzynarodowe Agendy Badawcze – MAB), a research centre has been established that specialises in research on genetic aberrations acquired as a risk factor for cancer and other diseases. Leaders of the project „Mutations acquired during lifetime that lead to increased risk for human disease, with focus on cancer” (acronym 3P-Medicine – Preventive, Personalised, Precision) are prof. A. Piotrowski from the Department of Biology and Pharmaceutical Botany MUG and prof. J. Dumański from the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at the University of Uppsala.
The MUG is ranked the 7th among all the Polish universities and the 1st Polish medical higher education institution in the 2018 edition of the ranking conducted by the Perspektywy Education Foundation. In the last 4 years the MUG advanced from the 20th to the 7th place in that ranking. It is also ranked in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), known as the Shanghai Ranking.
International students constitute nearly 17% of the MUG’s students and represent more than half of all international students in Gdańsk. Most of them come from Sweden, Norway, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Iraq, Germany and Spain. The MUG organises the Orientation Week, a special week of introductory activities for first-year students to introduce them to medical school life and to formally induct them into the profession of medicine. The campus area is situated very close to the classroom buildings. It consists of 4 dormitories with space for 1000 students, the students club „Medyk” and a photocopy shop. There is also a canteen, which offers meals at student-friendly prices. All the dormitories are connected to the Internet.
The MUG constantly improves its clinical and teaching facilities. In the end of 2011 the University Clinical Centre has been successfully modernised. Our main hospital – the Invasive Medicine Centre (IMC) is one of the most modern hospitals in Europe.
The new investment of the MUG – Non-Invasive Medicine Centre (NIMC) together with the IMC, will be one of the largest and newest hospital complexes in Poland. We also have a modern Sports Centre.
The MUG cooperates with more than 50 universities and scientific centres around the world, i. e. it conducts an exchange of students and the faculty staff members in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme and is an active member of European organisations – the ScanBalt and the Baltic Sea Region University Network.
Since 2009, the University has been a member of „Study in Pomorskie”, a programme which promotes universities from our region outside Poland.
Facts & figures
- Established in 1945
- 921 academic staff
- 6 490 students
- 905 foreign students
University Admissions Office
al. Zwycięstwa 41/42, 80-210 Gdańsk, Poland
phone: +48 58 349 13 90